05 March 2012

Apple iPad 3 - Sifting through the rumors

Apple's 'iPad 3': Sifting through the rumors
Washington Post
We're in the home stretch for iPad rumors, with Apple's media event set to go for this Wednesday. Keep in mind that Apple hasn't even said, explicitly, that this Wednesday will bring a new iPad, but with a picture of an iPad on the invitation and the ...

Anonymous Allies Hit With Zeus Malware
InformationWeek
Fraudsters steal hacktivist supporters' banking, webmail logins by modifying Anonymous attack tool with a hidden Trojan. By Mathew J. Schwartz InformationWeek Would-be Anonymous supporters, choose your attack tools carefully.

The State of Mobile Technology
TIME
Ben Bajarin is the director of consumer technology analysis and research at Creative Strategies Inc., a technology industry analysis and market intelligence firm in Silicon Valley. By Ben Bajarin | @benbajarin | March 5, 2012 | + Asus chairman Jonney ...

TIME

Tech Test Drive: Android alternatives to iPods
San Jose Mercury News
By CNet.com Portable media players like the Apple iPod touch will eventually die out, but there's still plenty of interest in the category, and money to be made by chasing after people who don't feel the iPod fits their needs.

Travel Tech: Renting a Mifi Mobile Hotspot from Xcom Global
USA TODAY (blog)
Keeping up with my constant stream of email and social media while traveling internationally has been the bane of my semi-nomadic lifestyle. As a freelance writer with constant deadlines, I need to be able to answer questions from editors quickly, ...

11 Windows 8 Keyboard, Mouse Tips to Turbocharge the Desktop
PC Magazine
By Michael Muchmore Windows 8 is being marketed as a touch-tablet operating system, but mouse and keyboard users have not been overlooked. With the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, Microsoft has added a few goodies for keyboarders and mousers, who have been ...

Apple flaunts 25B App Store downloads
Computerworld
By Gregg Keizer Computerworld - Apple today announced that a Chinese woman had been awarded a $10000 iTunes gift card for downloading the 25 billionth app from the company's iOS App Store. The milestone was set when Chunli Fu of Qingdao, China, ...

Computerworld

Yahoo layoffs could reach thousands, happen this month, report says
San Jose Mercury News
By Jeremy C. Owens Yahoo (YHOO) CEO Scott Thompson is planning a massive restructuring that will result in layoffs possibly totaling in the thousands as early as the end this month, according to a Monday report. AllThingsD reporter Kara Swisher, ...

Killer Windows Phone App: Nokia's ESPN Hub
InformationWeek
Nokia hopes to differentiate its Windows Phones through the ESPN Hub, a sports-lovers dream come true. Microsoft's Windows Phone platform might see better sales in the US if more retail shop reps showed off Nokia's ESPN Hub.

Android Key Lime Pie after Jelly Bean?
msnbc.com
Facebook, iPhone, Twitter and Wii. Technology evolves at the speed of light. Msnbc.com's tech reporters look at the gadgets, games and innovations changing our world. Google's naming construct for its mobile operating system, which started...

Sun unleashes another dramatic solar flare
msnbc.com
A major solar flare erupted from the sun late Sunday, sending out an explosion of plasma and charged particles. The X1.1-class solar flare exploded from the surface of the sun at 11:13 pm ET, according to the Space Weather Prediction Center, ...

msnbc.com

Application Streaming Gets a New Face With Cloudpaging
Computerworld
By Thor Olavsrud CIO - Delivering software on-demand from centralized servers or the cloud was the great promise of application streaming technology. But Osman Kent, CEO of startup Numecent (formerly known as Endeavors Technologies) says that promise ...

Nook in the UK: Barnes & Noble to Host London Event for Developers
Wired News
By Tim Carmody Barnes & Noble is sponsoring an event for developers in London on March 19th, possibly signaling a spring entry of its Nook e-reading and tablet devices into the UK and Europe. The event is hosted by Mobile Monday London, ...

Wired News

Mars Swings into Opposition March 3
Scientific American
Every two years and two months Earth and Mars line up with the sun, giving us a relatively close view of the Red Planet. Cynthia Graber reports Now's a great time to break out that backyard telescope. Because Saturday, March 3, is the Mars opposition.

Sen. Schumer wants FTC probe of Apple, Google
Computerworld
By Grant Gross IDG News Service - The US Federal Trade Commission should investigate Apple and Google for allowing applications on their mobile OSes to access users' photographs without permission, a US senator said. Some mobile applications on the ...

Ford to Send Customers Software Update for Touch-Screen Controls
San Francisco Chronicle
March 5 (Bloomberg) -- Ford Motor Co., which has plunged in quality rankings, on March 8 will begin sending more than 300000 owners of the Ford Explorer, Edge, Focus and Lincoln MKX a UBS flash drive loaded with new software to fix problems with MyFord ...

Ford unleashes blistering Fiesta ST for Europe
USA TODAY
By Chris Woodyard, USA TODAY It's small and potent -- and it won't be coming to the US -- but get a load of this new little firecracker from Ford, the Fiesta ST. The production version is being shown this week at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.

USA TODAY

High price soured Chevy Volt sales
CNN
By Peter Valdes-Dapena @PeterDrives March 5, 2012: 1:32 PM ET The Chevrolet's biggest challenger, analysts say, has been the Chevrolet Cruze. The Cruze gets good good gas milage for half the price. NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Despite winning a trophy case ...

Galaxy Nexus and Droid Incredible 3 new models tipped for Verizon
SlashGear
The Smartphones are pouring from the sky like rain here in the first quarter of 2012, and they won't be stopping with brand new model names – in a tip today coming from a source close with Verizon, we're hearing news of a new Galaxy Nexus model as well ...

SlashGear

Assassin's Creed trailer is the American Revolution
TG Daily
Ubisoft has released its long-awaited trailer for Assassin's Creed III, which is set during the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783). The Revolution began as a conflict between the Kingdom of Great Britain and thirteen burgeoning colonies in North ...

Diablo III leaked release date: April 17th
SlashGear
Blizzard have always been coy with release dates, simply stating that things will be done when they're done, and released only when they're ready. Their next anticipated game, Diablo III, was first announced back in 2008, and gamers have been waiting ...

2012 European Car of the Year Award Goes To Chevrolet Volt, Opel Ampera
MotorTrend Magazine
Oddly enough, the 2012 European Car of the Year isn't really European – in fact, it's actually assembled just outside of Detroit. A panel of 59 European automotive journalists officially named the Chevrolet Volt, along with its mechanically-identical ...

MotorTrend Magazine

Video: DARPA's Cheetah robot sets new speed record
TG Daily
Ground robots are currently deployed by the US military in various explosive-ordinance-disposal missions. However, if the limitations on 'bot mobility and manipulation capabilities can be overcome, robots could ultimately assist warfighters across a ...

How much will rising gas prices hurt the US economy?
Christian Science Monitor
Gas prices are slated to hit new highs within months. How might that affect the modest economic recovery? Here's a clue: Every 10-cent rise per gallon in gas prices costs the US economy $11 billion. By Ron Scherer, Staff writer / March 5, ...

Christian Science Monitor

Introducing... the invisible Mercedes?!
TG Daily
Various types of technology can be used to help make vehicles greener and save at the fuel pump. Typically, though, most people tend to think only about electric vehicles or hybrids when it comes to green car technology.

Stuxnet worm was a calculated risk
Former CIA director General Michael Hayden believes the Stuxnet worm that targeted Iran's nuclear infrastructure was a "good idea," even though it set a precedent for the use of malicious software as a weapon. "We have entered into a new phase of ...

TG Daily

Saturn's moon Dione has thin atmosphere of oxygen: NASA
The State Column
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has detected molecular oxygen ions around Saturn's moon Dione, according to a NASA press release Friday. Scientists posit that this discovery confirms the presence of a very rarefied atmosphere. In fact, scientists reveal that ...

Fable gets a co-op hack-and-slash makeover in Fable Heroes for XBLA
Gaming Age
by Paul Bryant As the other of the pair of new Fable titles revealed at Microsoft's Spring Showcase 2012, Fable Heroes is more of an action oriented co-op XBLA title and somewhat of a fresh spin on the franchise. The game also takes the world of Fable ...

Gaming Age

NASA lost 'full control' to hackers, pwned 13 times last year
Register
By John Leyden • Get more from this author Cybercrooks broke into NASA's computer systems 13 times last year gaining "full functional control" of important systems in the worse cases, according to the testimony before the US Congress by the space ...

If You're Not Paying For It, You Become The Product
Forbes
Scott Goodson is the founder of StrawberryFrog. His first book, Uprising exploring Movement Marketing has been published by McGraw Hill. The internet continues to evolve and with it our privacy continues to be a matter of debate.

Stinging and seeing
UC Davis
New research from the University of California shows how the ability to detect light could have evolved before anything like an eye. As published today (March 5) in the journal BMC Biology, the research is based on the stinging mechanism in the tiny, ...

Here's That Cinematic Trailer for Mass Effect 3 Featuring Femshep You Asked For
The Mary Sue
by Susana Polo | 1:06 pm, March 5th We've already seen a gameplay trailer featuring the official Femshep, but there's something to be said for the symbolic importance of the fully animated cinematic trailer. This one is exactly the same as the full ...

Halo 4 Developer Pledges 'Darker' Tone For Shooter Series
Wired News
By Patrick Shaw Halo 4 marks the return of series protagonist Master Chief, whose human side will be explored in the new storyline. Halo 4 creative director Josh Holmes said that while it is important to keep the essence of Halo 's identity intact,...

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